BHINDI HULI| Cook Bhindi in spicy tangy sauce| Bhindi Recipe

Today’s recipe is BHINDI HULI. This is a South Indian style Okra curry. Have I mentioned it before that Okra is my favourite vegetable. From simple fry to curry cooked with spices , I simply love it. So this time I planned to cook it differently. Different from my regular Bong style. Recently I had a trip to Kerala. I tasted various Cuisine there. Today’s recipe is influenced from my tour.

We all know that Okra is a sticky vegetable due to its heavy fibre content. When sticky vegetable like Okra are cooked in spicy and tangy gravy it tastes heavenly. Using of onion and garlic is of your choice. You can make it no onion no garlic or you can add onion and garlic. It’s up to you.

Let’s hop to this quick side dish with any meal.


Make sure to wash Okras before chopping. Otherwise Okras become sticky and it will spoil the curry.

Onion and garlic are optional.


Okra is packed with nutrients. It is an excellent source of vitamin C and K1.

It contains beneficial antioxidants alongwith proteins and fiber.


Take a look at the measurements


Wash Bhindis and chop them. Chop tomato and onion and garlic cloves. Make a paste of onion and garlic cloves.

Temper the oil with mustard seeds.

Now put the chopped bhindis.

Stir fry till bhindis start becoming brown. Chop the tomato and put it in pan. Add sugar.

Mix everything and cover with a lid. Make a paste of onion and garlic. Put it in pan and cook.

Add all the spice powder- cumin powder, salt and turmeric powder.

Cover again.

Add the tamarind water and some water(for the gravy).

Cook till gravy thickenes. Serve hot.


15 Comments Add yours

  1. Love Okra!!! Even grow it in our garden every summer.

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    1. Heliophile's diary says:

      Really! Okra is my favourite too. I usually bought them from market. Never grown it in my garden yet. But would love to do someday.


  2. Omg! Mouthwatering. I can almost smell the aroma. 🤩

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Heliophile's diary says:

      Oh Dear!! Thank you so much for your lovely words. It smelled awesome.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. I was just looking for an okra recipe. Love this one, Will try for sure. Thanks

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    1. Heliophile's diary says:

      Please try and let me know how it turned out.


    1. Heliophile's diary says:

      Yes 😋

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    1. Heliophile's diary says:

      Sure!! It tastes awesome


  4. wow. mouth watering. thank you

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Let's Cook says:

      Thank you for your love and words

      Liked by 1 person

  5. chefkreso says:

    Spicy and simple to prepare, great recipe!

    Liked by 1 person

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